Season 4 Episode 4

Chuck Versus the Coup D'Etat

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Oct 11, 2010 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Chuck and Sarah work on their relationship as they accompany Ellie and Devon to Costa Gravas to meet Generalissimo Alejandro Goya who finds himself in a dangerous situation once again. Casey has to contend with Morgan's interest in his daughter.

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  • Generalisimo hizo una estatua de Awesome haha pero le dispararon! que lastima!

    Fanstastic episode! Generalisimo makes an unexpected return with quite a different plan in mind this time. While Chuck and Sarah struggle to discuss the events from last week..

    I like where the show is headed this season! They've added new elements with just the right blend of old ones. Morgan is making moves and Big Mike is appearing more consecutively! Casey is back to his usual self thankfully haha. There was a pretty corny scene toward the end but it was overcome by the ones that follow...super intense!

    And to pay my respects to the Generalisimo: estuvo bastante intenso! Me encanto!moreless
  • I am sooooo tired of EVERY mission ending up as some pathetic parallel to some Charah drama

    I used to really like this show, now? I have to force myself to tune in on the off chance that I could see something other than this glorified soap opera.

    Chuck used to make me squee with all the awesome (The captain himself manages to stay true to his name sake thank GOD!) but now it just makes me cringe. The episodes ever since Chuck and Sarah got together have been a step by step guide to all the MOST generic, cliche and dull problems regular couples experience and they think this is watchable because they mix it with spy drama/humor? Maybe it would be if it where a background theme, I had no problem tolerating it at first when it was subtle but this week took the biscuit. World War 3 was averted by helping a long term married couple communicate, which - oh wouldn't you just know it - is exactly the cliche, boring problem Chara are dealing with this week. It was so damn stupid. Also, I thought Casey's daughter was supposed to be a teenager, I could be wrong but if not then I would definitely side with Casey regarding any reservations he may have about Morgan dating her because that would be really creepy.

    I really hope that Chuck get's back on track eventually but I think I'm done watching for a while. Until I can be sure the soppy relationship crap is over and the Awesome is back :Dmoreless
  • 404

    Do any of you guys remember season 1? Do you? As I was watching this, I felt as though I was watching a romantic comedy rather than a snarky spy comedy that this show started out being. I'm really getting tired of Chuck & Sarah's relationship problems as they take up just about half the episode, leaving the spy mission lacking.

    In the last episode, the relationship issues wasn't much of a problem, and the spy mission really shined, but in this episode, I just kept wondering to myself why Chuck & Sarah are talking about their relationship when they're in the middle of trying to get a country to stop being nuclear. Even the spy mission ended up in romance, the end felt like a cop out since all they did to save the day was help the couple on their relationship. What?

    Then of course we have Morgan & Alex, another plot about relationships. Either Chuck & Sarah need to break up or just the writers need to remember what the show was like in the first place, not solely focused on relationships, focus on the mission. This just didn't feel like Chuck, and everything was off. Even the cliffhanger left me uninterested.moreless
  • Yes, finally! We're back on track!

    I'm so happy right now. This was an awesome episode. It was funny throughout and a really cool episode. When I watched this, I didn't get that feeling which I got in the "Cubic Z" that something was missing and off. In this episode I felt that this is the Chuck I know and love and this show is back!

    Also the ending of this particular ep. was yes again awesome. I chuckled like a little kid in a candy store when Sarah confessed that she would say yes and I was praying that Chuck would be awake to hear her confession and when he smiled that little smile of his, I almost jumped out of my seat for being so happy. And the Morgan/Alex thing was so uber cute that I couldn't stop smiling.

    So to sum up, I loved this episode and I can't wait for next Monday!moreless
Tia Texada

Tia Texada

Hortencia Goya

Guest Star

Alex Fernandez

Alex Fernandez

Commandante Juan Pablo Turrini

Guest Star

Todd Sherry

Todd Sherry

Dr. Fred Hornblower

Guest Star

Mekenna Melvin

Mekenna Melvin

Alex McHugh

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Featured Music:
      "Laura" by Girls (Chuck and Morgan watch the surveillance footage)
      "Tropicana" by La Tropicana Orchestra (The music for Goya's invitation video)
      "Sleep Walk" by Santo & Johnny (Morgan, Casey and Alex talk)
      "Rebulu" by Jesus Alejandro Nino (Chuck and company arrive at Goya's party)
      "Without You" by Lewis LaMedica (Alex kisses Morgan)
      "She Brings Me the Music" by RPA and The United Nations of Sound (Chuck learns about his mom through Goya, talks to Ellie about mom, and Sarah tells Chuck she loves him)

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Sarah: Are you awake? Can you hear me, Chuck? (She sighs) I love you, Chuck. Nothing's ever gonna change that. And if you ask me for real, then the answer would be yes.

    • Chuck: (Sarah is calling Casey) He did just get shot in the leg and is resting up so he probably won't be available.
      Casey: Casey. What do you need?
      Sarah: A little bored, Casey?
      Casey: Dear God, please, give me something to do!

    • Chuck: (Talking about him and Sarah) We can communicate without the help of a book, ok? We are not that bad.
      Morgan: You're great. You are right. I'm sorry, yeah. You don't know wether or not you proposed or if you did if you are happy about it, or if she said yes or no to what it may or may not have been a proposal, or if either of you ever want to actually ask her for real. Yeah. Yeah, you don't need no book. You are fine.

    • Ellie: How do you feel about taking a tour of some of the darker corners of the palacio?
      Devon: Babe, is nine-foot marble me making you a little caliente?
      Ellie: Maybe.
      Devon (laughs): Well. Way to go, marble me.

    • Chuck: (to Sarah) We are crap communicators.
      Sarah: What?
      Chuck: Why are we so afraid to talk about the whole ring thing, you know? I mean we're in love, you wear your teeth-bleaching system in front of me... We should be able to talk, no?

    • Chuck: Well, in the meantime, let's keep going with the questions, heh. What are five words you'd use to describe your partner?
      Sarah: Brunette... Tall...
      Chuck: Mmmmkay, yeah, good, close. But what about like charming, terminally handsome, incredibly intelligent...

    • Chuck: So, where were we on the conversations?
      Sarah: Personal time.
      Chuck: Oh yes, yes. Morgan is going to need at least five hours of my time every week for Halo purposes.
      Sarah: And I need thirty minutes of complete silence before sleep.
      Chuck: Which is going to be a challenge with my cuddling needs.

    • Sarah: Casey, you're supposed to be in bed recovering.
      Casey: Needed some fresh air.
      Chuck: In an underground bunker...

    • Morgan: (to Chuck about him and Sarah) Well, I'll tell you what. Before there are any proposals, I'll tell you what I know you both are, without a doubt, crap communicators.

  • NOTES (3)